Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Transition Week

This week between Christmas and New Years is always a "light duty" week which we look forward to all year long...especially during the busy "Holiday" season.....this year our base had an inspection thrown in to the holiday mix so we've all been looking forward to this week. LOL  This is also a great "transition week" between the old year and the new year. I love this week. 


Monday Michael went in to the office.  We played in the snow, had neighbor kids in and played games.  No PWOC, PYOC, Human Video etc to attend. 


Tuesday Michael went in to the office. I also went in to the base. No PWOC, drama or baby-sitting...but  I went to beta test a small portion of 2012's PWOCI WILD Curriculum. 
 What is WILD? Women Intent on Leadership Development. Every year International trainers and regional trainers host a WILD in each PWOC region for the local executive board members.  This was a fun way for me to get back into the saddle after my 6 week sabbatical from PWOC duties. ::grin:: 


The younger kids are LOVING a new series of videos we purchased for them. I like them pretty much myself! Good stuff. Arielle plans to use one section a week for the home school room at PWOC.  Click here for more info.....our kids don't watch TV....so maybe these appeal to them more than the normal kid - but they're funny, informational....good stuff. 
Today (Wednesday) both Michael and Jared have OFF. Michael got up early and took Arielle in to base for an orthodontist appointment. Isn't he a hero? I really hate driving on ice and snow and so he does as much as possible during the winter. 


I answered and sent a few ministry emails....worked on a bit of ministry stuff....Wowed Stacia by making some candy. 


This afternoon Michael and I went for a walk on the snow covered beach - alone. No one wanted to come with us - but that really suited us fine.  There were signs about not driving in - so we parked by the signs and walked.....not sure of all the words on the construction signs - but I love the admonition to Pray for Japan. Tsunami rebuilding.....




They're rebuilding our beach area! YES. 

Rebuilding the sea wall - no higher but rebuilt.

Doesn't this scream "cross country skiing"?


We walked back through the woods....nice day...wonderful time together...good conversation...and I'm thankful to have Michael home this year.

I continue to enjoy jet-lag induced, early morning quiet times....and God continues to minister to me about resting and hiding in Him......and I think I know what my "memorial stone" for 2012 will be.

That's about all for our family the last few days.

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


4 comments:

Jodi said...

Sounds like a nice transition week. Great that they're re-building your beach area, you'll get to enjoy it again next summer.

Renee said...

Just read a book by Debbie Macomber "One Perfect Word - One Word Can make All the Difference"..... very much like your memorial stone.
I am waiting to hear my word as I feel called to do this in 2012

Anonymous said...

Sis and family: It means so much to us to know you are all together in Japan. We too are glad Mike is with you all. We are so blessed to have your 2 oldest girls nearby and love the fact that we can get a hold of your 2 oldest boys anytime we want. Life is back to normal for you all. The snow is so beautiful... Snow is one of my favorite things. OH WELL! You all continue to enjoy the rest of this week. love/prayers - Mom T.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

@Jodi - we are SO happy.

@Renee - I've not read anything by Debbie Macomber - I'll have to look into her. I know I have a recipe from her. LOL

@Mom - I like the way snow LOOKS....glad you are around the girls too.